August 17th, 2015

Top Book Picks For Teens and Tweens

Top Book Picks for Teens and Tweens Groovy Green Livin

This post contains affiliate links The final countdown has begun. I know some of your kids are already back in school, but my kids have until September 1st. During the last few weeks of summer we’re working hard to find balance between fun, down time and screen time.  If you have a tween or teen chances are you know exactly what I’m talking about. And it’s not easy. It’s been shown that digital overload can impair a child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth. Yikes. Knowing that others are struggling with this issue too (I’ve spoken to many friends over the last few weeks to confirm that...

August 4th, 2015

How I Fixed My iPhone After Dropping It In Water

How I Fixed My iPhone After Dropping It In Water Groovy Green Livin

It was one of those perfect summer days. The skies were clear and we decided to rally the troops for a  hike up a spectacular mountain in Maine. We slathered on the sunscreen and piled in the car. This particular mountain was about 45 minutes away from our vacation spot, in a fairly remote area of Maine. The larger camera was too cumbersome to take on the hike so I decided to bring my iPhone for any potential photo ops. After a few photos the iPhone ended up deep within a  pocket of the backpack my husband was willingly lugging up the mountain...

July 31st, 2015

Cool Off With This Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Cool Off With This Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Recipe Groovy Green Livin

Thanks to Stonyfield and YayLabs for making this post possible! My three boys are finally back from overnight camp. Four weeks flies by, but it’s also an eternity. They had a fabulous time, as they do every year.  While fun was had by all they do seem happy to be home and sleeping in their own beds. I know I’m happy to have them back. We’re spending our days readjusting to being together after 4 weeks apart. It’s been hot with temps in the 90’s over the past few days. We’re working hard to come up with a list of fun...

July 16th, 2015

10 Recipes to Spice Up Tempeh

10 Recipes to Spice Up Tempeh Groovy Green Livin

  Fermented foods are becoming a staple in our house. With my kids away at camp for a few weeks it’s been much easier to add interesting food to our menu without any heavy sighs or groaning. I’ve been working hard to add fermented foods to my diet over the past few years. Some additions have been easier than others. There’s a large glass jar of organic sauerkraut in my pantry and I can’t bring myself to try it. Tempeh is relatively new to those of us in the west, but it’s been a staple for hundreds of years for...

July 6th, 2015

It’s Time to Stop Refrigerating Your Onions

It's Time to Stop Refrigerating Your Onions Groovy Green Livin

We eat a lot of onions during the summer. There’s nothing like a barbecue with grilled Vidalia onions (so simple and so delicious) or caramelized onions. I just learned something new that will free up space in my refrigerator: onions don’t need to be refrigerated. When they are kept in the refrigerator they lose their crispness and become soft.  I’ve also noticed that everything stored in the same refrigerated produce bin with onions starts to acquire their smell and taste. How to Store Onions Your onions should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place with plenty of air circulation. A pantry or other...

June 26th, 2015

How to Green Your Fourth of July

How to Green Your Fourth of July Groovy Green Livin

The Fourth of July tops my list of favorite holidays. It’s right up there with Thanksgiving. It signifies the beginning of summer and is filled with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. To kick off the Fourth of July this year I’m planning to run a Four on the Fourth race again. Hopefully it won’t be 90 degrees and humid like it was last year. After the race the plan is to relax and hopefully catch up with friends. If you’re planning celebrate this Fourth of July there are a few simple ways to make it green and eco-friendly. 1. Green your grilling As delicious as grilling is,...

June 18th, 2015

The Countdown to Summer Has Officially Begun! Bring On the Chips and Dip

The Countdown to Summer Has Begun Groovy Green Livin

The countdown to summer is here. Believe it or not, my kids still have a few days of school left thanks to the never ending snow days. I’m ready to kick back and enjoy some quality family time. I have my summer bucket list in place and a few good books to read. I’ll be doing plenty of work, but won’t be writing quite as often. Come and find me on Instagram. I’ll be sharing some of my summer adventures over there. I would also love to see what you’re up to. Our BBQ gets a lot of action during...


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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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